Reese Erlich says Bahrain might appreciate a lesson from the U.S. civil rights movement.
The uprising against monarchy grows more intense, while largely ignored by Western media. Real News Network's Paul Jay interviews journalist Reese Erlich about the situation on the ground.
Bahrain's Arab Spring started almost two years ago. Since the government outlawed the mainly peaceful demonstrations, younger protesters in particular are increasingly turning to violence.
Reese Erlich spent time in Muhazza Village, Bahrain, looking into human rights violations by the government.
Residents of Muhazza Village have been under siege by the Bahraini government for over 6 weeks.
A look at some of the key participants in Bahrain's uprising.
While the conflict in Bahrain is often portrayed as Shiite vs. Sunni, the reality is far more complex.
Sayed Yousif al-Muhafdha, a Bahraini human rights activist, arrested as Gulf monarchy cracks down on dissent.
A new union association set up to support the government is dividing Bahrain's labor movement.
When the uprising in Bahrain began, both Sunni and Shiites took to the streets together. Now they barely talk.
Frustrated by a lack of progress, a younger, more militant faction of Bahrain’s reform movement is threatening to take center stage.
Bahrain's strongest Islamist group, Al Wefaq, has consistently called for peaceful protests. But now it faces pressure from younger militants throwing Molotovs and advancing more radical demands.
While opposition activists in Bahrain have continued their protests for almost two years in mostly Shia neighborhoods, they are now back in the streets of central Manama.
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This unit plan, designed for high school freshmen, analyzes the Arab Spring in the context of the French and Haitian revolutions.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.